Facelift planned for seafront promenade in Los Cristianos
The longest promenade in Europe, the Paseo de Las Vistas in Los Cristiaos, is to get a major multi-million euro facelift.
Arona council has reached an agreement with Tenerife Cabildo for its integral reform with an investment of 3.6 million euros. The Mayor, José Julián Mena met recently with the Cabildo’s councillor for land planning, historical heritage and tourism, José Gregorio Martín Plata. Both authorities will share the cost.
“The works will be an important modernisation of Los Cristianos, where actions such as the Paseo de Los Tarajales are already being carried out. Modernisation works of the coast and public space such as these will continue to be addressed in the next four years in the different nuclei ,” said the Mayor.
Other projects planned include the seafront of Las Galletas.
Currently, Las Vistas is the most important accessible promenade in Europe and the heart of the tourist area of Los Cristianos but it has an important level of obsolescence which has led Arona council to promote its renovation, which will consist of an important aesthetic modernisation, as well as the strenghtening of its accessibility.
The works will eliminate any narrow areas that hinder mobility, with the demolition of walls and transfer of the central beds, to the change of pave-ments, through the replacement of urban furniture and the installation of appliances exercise, of shady areas with pergolas, walkways and wooden stands for public use, all on an area of one kilometre that goes from the port of Los Cristianos to the tip of El Camisón.
An important element of the work is that the current sanitation network, which is located on the beach itself, will be removed from it and taken to the promenade, with the aim of minimising any risk of leaks or spills, guaranteeing the cleanliness of the area of bath.
Martín Plata has reported that “before bidding the work it is necessary to have sector reports on the matter, as well as the signing of the agreement between both administra-tions,” so he expects the action to begin, “if everything goes as planned, before the end of the year. ”